Thurs 1st May at 7:00pm (doors 6:00pm)
Broadcast live from the National Theatre
We are thrilled to announce that Academy Award® winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them
is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into
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